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About DiscipleofPenick

  • Birthday 02/18/1985

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    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Interests
    Golf, Dungeons & Dragons, video games, baseball, Ohio St., Star Wars
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  • Swing Speed
    101-110 mph
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  • Frequency of Play/Practice
    Multiple times per week
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  • Biggest Strength
    Driver/Off the Tee
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  1. Big believer in Vision54. And "Every Shot Must Have a Purpose" is one of the top 3 golf books I've ever read. I need to check out this podcast right now. I could change my name to DiscipleofPia...
  2. Callaway. Their clubs never worked for me particularly the irons. Though I will admit some of their newer drivers are right there with any other OEM. Also, their balls absolutley suck. I haven't hit a Callaway ball I liked since the HX 56. They are mush, they balloon on me and are easily shorter on both driver and irons than the gamers (Zstar).
  3. I had a ton of fun doing this last year and want back in for this season. Pebble Beach is a great tourney to kick this off with. And it will run through the Tour Championship?
  4. Another thing I've thought about with the link - I'm not sure it's really even useful. I find myself taking the phone out of my pocket for each shot to get all the data, or recommendations for club selection, I need to have it in my pocket. I check the yardage from the tee, and then on approach shots, I laser the flag then see what the plays-like distance is reading and make my calculation off of that. I can see using the link in tournament play where I'm not allowed to use the full Arccos features, but still want to be able to do shot-tracking. Leave the phone in the bag so I'm not even tempted and just use my rangefinder like I have for years. Also the Caddy suggestions are incredibly conservative. I played a round and I planned to hit whatever Arccos recommended off the tee. Not once did it recommend driver. 430 yard par 4? Hit a 3-wood. 475 yard par 5? Hit your Hybrid. There were only the 5 holes I disagreed with it (two 400+ par 4s & 3 reachable par 5s). It was a short course with all the other par 4s in the 330-370 range, so hitting hybrid & long irons into the fairway wasn't the worst play, as they still left me in wedge distance. Never hitting driver seems to be the opposite of the SG approach though? After that experiment, I make note of the suggestion, but mostly ignore it. It is good to know what my backup club should be when I have a day that the driver isn't working.
  5. The Z-Star is my gamer, been playing it for the last 3 years. I play them in yellow, and while I've found and tried a few of the Divides, I can't look at that ball. I need solid colors.
  6. Good marshalls would be important. Too often have I been in this position where I'm the 3rd or 4th group from the slow ones holding it up, and we're the ones getting told to speed up. Cleveland has the metroparks which are all very busy courses. I never see the rangers do anything or say anything to anybody. And they are out there driving past 4 or 5 times a round. The worst was at the most notoriously busy muni in CLE we weren't even done with the 1st hole when a ranger drives up, drops a group off at the 2nd tee, then comes over and tells us we need to speed up. Well first, the course is busy, second you just put a group in front of us, so where are we supposed to go???!!
  7. I know Wilkshire down off 77 used to do something similar. If you came off 9 in over 2:15, they would be handing you a refund for the back 9 and telling you to leave.
  8. I vote Sasquatch, never heard anything else that sounded like it.
  9. I've switched to Srixon Z glove. I get about 15-20 rounds before they either rip or stretch out and the velcro pops loose during my swing. I bought a 6-pack off eBay (just last years model) for $75. I will note that twice I've had this glove rip in less than 5 rounds. Both times I contacted Srixon customer service and they sent me a new glove, last time they actually sent me 2. To keep a glove from getting crunchy, I hang it on my bag. I have a Ping stand bag and it has two velcro tabs where I can hang the glove with the fingers pointing down, this allows it to dry out and I think it helps them last a little longer. I'm not sure what glove you use, and I know some of the Titleist gloves can be expensive, but $175 does seem like a lot to me.
  10. the pace of play issue is the biggest for me, but I've seen just as many seasoned golfers that don't give a $h!! as newer golfers that were never shown and don't understand. Just on Friday when I made the turn I got stuck behind a 4-some of older guys moseying at their own pace, not letting anyone go thorugh. Also in front of me was a twosome about my age. They also did not let me go through, or ask me to join them. Finally I skipped 14, and didn't have to wait until I got to the 18th tee, where a 5-some was already chipping up on a driveable par 4. While I find the 2-some annoying, the 4-some is downright unacceptable. Not letting 3 players go through when there were 4 holes open in front of you. It would be great to have everyone understand the basic etiquette before heading to the course, but you can't depend on that. However there are things I think courses can do to help this. -Starters & Rangers that are actually good at their job and professional. Checking tee times, recommending tees, and enforcing speed/moving groups up that fall out of position on busy days -Turning away walk ups. Too many courses just take the money and tell people to get in line when they show up. You want to play? We can add you to the tee sheet in 45 minutes, as that's the next opening. But you're not going to jump the people who booked in advance. -Enforcing tee times. and I have a buddy who notoriously does this. An 8AM tee time is when you are to be standing on the 1st tee, not pulling into the parking lot. If you're not on the first tee at that time, you lose your spot and have to wait for the next opening. And by that same token, the 9AM tee time doesn't get to go at 8:30 just because they are all there and ready.
  11. I think my drive went 210, and I hit a 7i still missed the green.
  12. Played on Fri & Sat as we are having some gorgeous 70+ degree weather right now. Friday I played an easier course, because my MIL gave me a free pass I needed to use before season end. It's called Creekwood, and I do play it occassionally as the people are nice, it's affordable, not crowded, and the greens are fantastic. I shot 37-37 for 74 with 4 birdies. Got hung up on the back behind a 4-some, so I skipped #14 and just played 18 twice. That 4-some was 3 holes behind a 5-some, as I caught them on the 17th green. Saturday was probably the last round of the year at Sleepy Hollow (Stanley Thompson, top 10 muni in US) with @MaxEntropy. I couldn't do too much right with wild drives, chunked irons, and 3-putts aplenty for a +9 44 on the front, one of my worst 9-holes of the year. However, I figured something out on the back for a 38 with my lone birdie. so overall an 82 isn't the worst score ever. The 40mph+ winds probably didn't help either. But I really drove the ball poorly for almost the entire day. Finally hit decent drives on #10, 13, 16, and 18. The focus on my game for next season - driver consistency & wedge proximity. Maybe I get to play 9 more before the weather turns on Friday.
  13. Mass Effect Trilogy is a great series and BioWare did a great job with the crew interactions. Don't play Andromeda
  14. Sweetbriar - Legacy Course Gross: 77 +5 Course Hcp: 1 Net: 76 +4 Long Drive: 283 Birdies: 2 total 1 legit & 1 net
  15. I am still wanting to pick up a Switch more than anything. I am happy with my PS4 and X360 as I'm still finding great games to play. I just finished the Tomb Raider reboot from 2013(?) It was a decent game, very comparable to the Uncharted series. Raider has much better combat, Uncharted has the better story & voice acting. Platforming and puzzle solving is fun in both. What I don't like about these games is that they are short & for me, there is zero replayability. Now I'm jumping back to The Witcher 2: Assassin of Kings on 360. I didn't even know this came out for consoles, and no one talks about it. Given the love for Wild Hunt, I would think more would want to play this game? I'm still in Act 1, but it's a good game so far. I played the first Assassin's Creed and just couldn't get into it. It was super repetitive and the controls were wonky. I've heard they improved almost everything after that one, But I'm not sure if I want to go back to the series yet.
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